List of songs recorded by Katy Perry

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Katy Perry at the Australian premiere of Katy Perry: Part of Me on June 30, 2012

American singer and songwriter Katy Perry has recorded songs for four studio albums. After singing at church during her childhood, she decided to pursue a career in music in her teenage years.[1] She signed a record deal with Red Hill Records, and released a gospel album called Katy Hudson in 2001.[1] She wrote its songs "Last Call", "My Own Monster", "Spit", and "When There's Nothing Left" by herself while co-writing the remaining six with Mark Dickson, Scott Faircloff, Tommy Collier, and Brian White.[2] The album was unsuccessful and it failed to garner any attention; Red Hill Records shut down later that year.[1] Following two unsuccessful contracts with Island Def Jam Records and Columbia Records, whereby Perry was dropped by both them before she could finish an album, she ultimately secured a deal with Capitol Records in 2007, a division of record label Virgin.[1][3]

Her second studio album, One of the Boys, was released in June 2008.[4] The pop-rock album was composed over a period of five years.[5][6] The lead single, "I Kissed a Girl", was co-written by Perry with Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Cathy Dennis, and alludes to bisexuality.[5] Perry was the sole writer of "Thinking of You", "Mannequin", and the album's title track.[7] The songs "Mannequin" and "Lost" have themes of determination and self-belief.[8] The track "Ur So Gay" opens with the lyrics "I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf," which BBC critic Lizzie Ennever believed was Perry's response to people who may have "wronged her in the past".[8] During the recording process of the album, Perry had written the songs "I Do Not Hook Up" and "Long Shot" with Kara DioGuardi and Greg Wells, but decided not to include them on the final track list. They were later recorded by American singer Kelly Clarkson for her album All I Ever Wanted (2009).[6]

Perry released her third studio album, Teenage Dream, in August 2010.[9] She reunited with Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Greg Wells for most of the songs, but also worked with some new writers and producers for the project.[10] For the track "Firework", Perry collaborated with Sandy Vee, Ester Dean and the Norwegian production duo Stargate, and with Tricky Stewart on the songs "Who Am I Living For?" and "Circle the Drain".[10] Lyrically, "Who Am I Living For?" recalls Perry's Christian roots and retells the biblical story of Esther, the Jewish Queen of Persia; who discovered and foiled King Haman's plan to massacre the Jewish community.[11][12] "Circle the Drain" alludes to a previous boyfriend's drug addiction, speculated to be about Travie McCoy, and the effects it had on them as a couple, with lyrics which include "You fall asleep during foreplay/ 'Cause the pills you take are more your forte."[13][14] Another Stargate produced track called "Peacock" makes use of double entendres whereby Perry propositions her lover with showing her his penis, singing "I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock."[14][15][16]

The singer re-released the album in March 2012 with the title Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.[17] New material included alternate versions of some of the standard songs, including an acoustic version of "The One That Got Away".[18] Perry recorded three new songs for the re-issue, including "Dressin' Up", which lyrically documents dressing up for one's lover, and features a request by Perry for a "dirty doggie" to "pet her kitty".[19][20] Her fourth studio album, Prism, was released in October 2013.[21] It was noted for having a noticeably darker and moodier tone than her previous releases.[22] "Dark Horse" is a trap and hip hop music track,[23][24] with themes of Witchcraft and black magic.[25] The song "Birthday" was Perry's attempt at writing a song which Mariah Carey would have included in her eponymous debut album.[26] Aside from her regular collaborators, Perry co-wrote the track "Double Rainbow" with Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin, while Emeli Sandé contributed lyrics to "It Takes Two".[27]

Songs[edit]

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Bonnie McKee has co-written five songs with Perry which have peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.[28]
Sia Furler co-wrote the song "Double Rainbow".[27]
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Snoop Dogg co-wrote "California Gurls" and appears as a featured artist.[10]
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Perry collaborated with Timbaland on "If We Ever Meet Again".[29]
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Emeli Sandé co-wrote the song "It Takes Two".[27][27]
John Mayer collaborated with Perry on "Who You Love", and he co-wrote "Spiritual".[27][30]
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Name of song, writers, originating album, and year released.
Song Writer(s) Album Year Ref.
"A Cup of Coffee" Katy Perry
Glen Ballard
Matt Thiessen
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Birthday" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Henry Walter
Prism 2013 [27]
"By the Grace of God" Katy Perry
Greg Wells
Prism 2013 [27]
"California Gurls"
featuring Snoop Dogg
Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Calvin Broadus
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Choose Your Battles" Katy Perry
Greg Wells
Jonatha Brooke
Prism 2013 [27]
"Circle the Drain" Katy Perry
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Monte Neuble
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Dark Horse"
featuring Juicy J
Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Henry Walter
Sarah Theresa Hudson
Jordan Houston
Prism 2013 [27]
"Double Rainbow" Katy Perry
Sia Furler
Greg Kurstin
Prism 2013 [27]
"Dressin' Up" Katy Perry
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Monte Neuble
Matt Thiessen
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection 2012 [18]
"E.T." Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Joshua Coleman
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Every Day Is a Holiday" Katy Perry double-dagger Promotional single release 2015 [31]
[32]
"Faith Won't Fail" Katy Perry
Mark Dickson
Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Fingerprints" Katy Perry
Greg Wells
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Firework" Katy Perry
Ester Dean
Sandy Wilhelm
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansem
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Ghost" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Henry Walter
Prism 2013 [27]
"Growing Pains" Katy Perry
Mark Dickson
Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Hot n Cold" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Hummingbird Heartbeat" Katy Perry
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Monte Neuble
Stacy Barthe
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"I Kissed a Girl" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Cathy Dennis
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"I Think I'm Ready" Katy Perry
Ted Bruner
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"If You Can Afford Me" Katy Perry
Dave Katz
Sam Hollander
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"If We Ever Meet Again"
Timbaland featuring Katy Perry
Timothy Mosley
James Washington
Michael Busbee
Shock Value II 2010 [29]
"I'm Still Breathing" Katy Perry
David Stewart
Matt Thiessen
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"International Smile" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Henry Walter
Prism 2013 [27]
"It Takes Two" Katy Perry
Benjamin Levin
Emeli Sandé
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansem
Prism 2013 [27]
"Last Call" Katy Perry double-dagger Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Legendary Lovers" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Henry Walter
Prism 2013 [27]
"Legends Never Die"
Ferras featuring Katy Perry
Greg Wells
Ferras Alqaisi
Sarah Theresa Hudson
Ferras 2014 [33]
"Lost" Katy Perry
Ted Bruner
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Love Me" Katy Perry
Max Martin
Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson
Vincent Pontare
Magnus Lidehäll
Prism 2013 [27]
"Mannequin" Katy Perry double-dagger One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"My Own Monster" Katy Perry double-dagger Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Naturally" Katy Perry
Scott Faircloff
Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Not Like the Movies" Katy Perry
Greg Wells
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"One of the Boys" Katy Perry double-dagger One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Part of Me" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection 2012 [18]
"Peacock" Katy Perry
Ester Dean
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansem
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Pearl" Katy Perry
Greg Wells
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Piercing" Katy Perry
Brian White
Tommy Collier
Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Rise" Katy Perry
Max Martin
Savan Kotecha
Ali Payama
Non-album single 2016 [34]
"Roar" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Henry Walter
Prism 2013 [27]
"Search Me" Katy Perry
Scott Faircloff
Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Self Inflicted" Katy Perry
Anne Preven
Scott Cutler
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Simple" Katy Perry
Glen Ballard
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 [35]
"Spiritual" Katy Perry
John Mayer
Greg Kurstin
Prism 2013 [27]
"Spit" Katy Perry double-dagger Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Starstrukk"
3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry
Nathaniel Motte & Sean Foreman Want 2009 [36]
"Teenage Dream" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Benjamin Levin
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"The One That Got Away" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"The One That Got Away" (Acoustic) Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection 2012 [18]
"Thinking of You" Katy Perry double-dagger One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"This Is How We Do" Katy Perry
Max Martin
Klas Åhlund
Prism 2013 [27]
"This Moment" Katy Perry
Benjamin Levin
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansem
Prism 2013 [27]
"Trust in Me" Katy Perry
Mark Dickson
Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Ur So Gay" Katy Perry
Greg Wells
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Unconditionally" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Henry Walter
Prism 2013 [27]
"Waking Up in Vegas" Katy Perry
Andreas Carlsson
Desmond Child
One of the Boys 2008 [7]
"Walking on Air" Katy Perry
Max Martin
Klas Åhlund
Adam Baptiste
Camela Leierth
Prism 2013 [27]
"When There's Nothing Left" Katy Perry double-dagger Katy Hudson 2001 [2]
"Who Am I Living For?" Katy Perry
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
Monte Neuble
Brian Telestai
Teenage Dream 2010 [10]
"Who You Love"
John Mayer featuring Katy Perry
John Mayer
Katy Perry
Paradise Valley 2013 [30]
"Wide Awake" Katy Perry
Lukasz Gottwald
Max Martin
Bonnie McKee
Henry Walter
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection 2012 [18]

References[edit]

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